Teamgeist II Goal Line Technology

Yokohama/Herzogenaurach, December 13th, 2007 – Today, adidas and Cairos Technologies presented the new Goal Line Technology and the adidas intelligent football tested at the FIFA Club World Cup™ in Japan from December 7 through 16, 2007.  The official match ball of the tournament, adidas Teamgeist II, features a new intelligent technology designed to assist the referee’s decision in … Read more

European Championship Official Soccer Balls

Click on each soccer ball picture to see a larger view and more information. Telstar Elast: 1968 The first Telstar ball Telstar Mexico: 1972 Featured new polyurethane coating and Durlast technology which increased the water resistance of the leather ball. Telstar : 1976 Featured enhanced lamination of the Durlast material to further reduce water intake. Tango River Plate: 1980 New … Read more

The History of the Official World Cup Match Balls

Telstar : Mexico, 1970 Adidas started to make soccer balls in 1963 but made the first official FIFA World Cup ball in 1970. This is the first ball used in the World Cup to use the Buckminster type of design. Also, the first ball with 32 black and white panels. The TELSTAR was more visible on black and white … Read more

Types of Soccer Balls

There are many types of soccer balls, footballs or Futbols.  Soccer balls can be categorized by the following types: Professional Match Soccer Balls Developed with top professional clubs to maximize players natural abilities and skills.  Approved for use at the highest professional and international levels. Pure performance, exact specifications, great accuracy, speed and control. Designed … Read more

World Football League Match Balls

“There can be no game of football without a ball and the better the ball, the better the game.” Information on the footballs or soccer balls used in the some of the world’s football leagues is provided. Click on the titles below to go directly to that section: MLS Official Match Ball 2017 MLS Official … Read more